WESTON/REDDING/EASTON, CT — The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed 42 active cases of the new coronavirus in Weston and 30 in Redding, mirroring Wednesday’s numbers. There was one more confirmed case in Easton, bringing that town’s total to 21.
The total number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases in Connecticut is now at 15,884, and 971 deaths have been reported, along with 1,929 hospitalizations currently, according to Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday. Over the past 24 hours 103 new deaths were reported, 1,129 new positive cases and an additional 18 hospitalizations.
Lamont called the death totals “so disheartening.”
He said new hospital admissions in Fairfield County is down 10 percent despite a large increase at Bridgeport Hospital. New Haven County has seen a 35 percent decline in new hospital admissions but there is an increase of 30 percent new hospital admissions in Hartford.